SuperDraft is one of the hottest platforms in the market for DFS players. SuperDraft offers a unique twist on your traditional DFS experience with game modes like “Multiplier” and “Super 15.”
This article will focus on daily plays from SuperDraft’s exclusive Multiplier game mode. By eliminating the traditional salary cap structure and providing a points multiplier for every player on the slate, there is almost limitless flexibility when building lineups on SuperDraft. You can load up on all the studs, but their point multipliers will be low. You can balance those plays out with some long shots that could score up to 2x their fantasy points to vault you to the top of the leaderboards.
As always with NBA DFS, make sure that you are on top of any late breaking injury news and starting lineup changes. With six games on tonight’s NBA slate, let’s get into some of the Multiplier plays on SuperDraft.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (1.1x)
It’s not every day that you look at a team sitting as 14-point home underdogs and immediately prioritize them for your DFS lineups. But even with the large spread, I think we should strongly consider Gilgeous-Alexander in this one. It’s been a few weeks now that OKC has been without essentially half or more of their regular rotation and are still missing Dort, Giddey, Williams, Muscala, Favors, Jerome and Robinson-Earl tonight. Gilgeous-Alexander has been a fantasy monster in their absence, averaging 59.1 SuperDraft points per game over his last five. He’s posted a 36.8% usage rate, 33.7% assist percentage and a 10.1% rebound rate in that span. He’s playing through blowouts (average margin in the last five games is an 11 point OKC loss) and because of that I like him as a high upside play near the multiplier floor that likely won’t carry a ton of ownership in GPPs.
Cameron Payne (1.5x)
The multiplier for the Suns backup point guard continues to fall, but against the Magic it hasn’t fallen enough for me to lose interest. His rates have been outstanding after returning from the wrist injury that sidelined him for over a month, averaging 1.26 SuperDraft points per minute in his last three games. We saw the minutes limit stick for just one of those games and now that he’s clearly going to play mid-30’s in minutes during close games while Chris Paul and Devin Booker remain out, he’s still a strong option for me at guard. Cameron Johnson will also miss this game, opening up even more opportunity for usage on the offensive end of the floor. Payne isn’t a lock for me in one lineup given the multitude of options at the position as a whole, but he’s as strong as it gets as of this writing.
Kevin Durant (1x)
If we’re going to roster someone near the multiplier floor at forward it’s going to be Durant. The Nets/Hornets matchup boasts the highest total on the slate by eight full points over the next closest game. The Nets are three-point road favorites, so we should expect full minutes out of the future first ballot hall-of-famer. Durant has a 36% usage rate this season with James Harden off the floor, and he’s averaged 53.5 SuperDraft points in his last five games that were decided by single digits. An odd stat I know, but Brooklyn has been involved in a lot of blowouts over their last 20 and have a 3-17 record in those games. With the Nets needing a win, coach Steve Nash’s propensity to play Durant huge minutes and a game expected to stay close, Durant is my priority “spend-up” at forward.
Isaiah Hartenstein (2x)
Somewhat of a speculative value play at this point of the day and I’m not surprised at all if enough new value opens between now and lock where Hartenstein becomes an afterthought. But since Serge Ibaka was traded to the Bucks, Hartenstein has seen increased minutes opportunity and he’s been turning that extra opportunity into fantasy production at a satisfactory rate. He’s averaged 20.6 minutes in the eight games without Ibaka, which includes two games with big foul trouble that kept him to 14 and 10 minutes respectively. Hartenstein has averaged 1.32 SuperDraft points per minute since the trade, and at his 2x multiplier I have a lot of GPP interest in trying to catch another big Hartenstein game that could vault you to the top of the tournament leaderboard tonight.
Steven Adams (1.6x)
The Grizzlies big man has been great from both a real hoops and a daily fantasy standpoint over the last few weeks. As Memphis makes the push to take over the second seed in the Western conference, Adams has been key on both ends of the floor. For our DFS purposes, he has been equally as useful, averaging 36.75 SuperDraft points over his last five games. He’s scored 39 or more SuperDraft points in six of his last ten, which at his multiplier would be more than enough for us in both cash and GPPs on this slate. Adams also put up 41.25 SuperDraft points against this same Pelicans team just three weeks ago and 46.35 back in November. With not much changing in either frontcourt, I think we could be in for a repeat performance from the big Kiwi tonight.
This article expresses the personal views of the writer and does not reflect the view(s) of SuperDraft in any way.